Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin A. Abbot
Publisher: Seeley and Co. 1884
Number of pages: 120
The book represents a couple of accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland was published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions.
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by J. E. Littlewood - Methuen And Company Limited
Anyone open to the idea of looking through a popular book on mathematics should be able to get on with this one. It contains pieces of technical mathematics; these can all be skipped without prejudice to the rest, and a coherent story will remain.
by Stephen Clark - Lulu.com
The book for people of all ages and abilities, an attempt to bring mathematics and geometry to everyone in a simple manner. Do you know what a square root is? What is an irrational number? Can you explain the Pythagorean Theorem?
by Robert Mudie - Orr and Smith
This book is strictly Popular Mathematics -- a book which is meant to be read through, and which is intended to inspire those who, from too tender age or want of opportunities and means, have not acquired a knowledge of mathematical science ...
by Lewis Carroll - MacMillan
This is a short text Carroll wrote to introduce children to logical reasoning, specifically set logic. The text does a good job of explaining basic logical theory in a way that children can understand. A great brain teaser for readers of all ages.